Jingle through the holidays with the Jacksonville Symphony

Jacksonville Symphony
Media Release
November 16, 2021



The Jacksonville Symphony presents a jam-packed holiday season. From piano concertos to Holiday Pops, there is something for everyone’s holiday traditions.

Florida Blue Classical Series  


DEC 3/4

FRI & SAT: 7:30 P.M.


Bedřich SMETANA  – Overture from The Bartered Bride

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART –  Piano Concerto No. 21

Antonín DVOŘÁK  – Symphony No. 7


Courtney Lewis, conductor Haskell Endowed Chair

Alessio Bax, piano


The Symphony will start the holiday season with a program that will stir your soul and lift your spirits. In addition to Mozart’s vibrant and comedic Piano Concerto No. 21, the Symphony will perform Bedřich Smetana’s zesty Overture from The Bartered Bride, a “vigorous and energetic work that celebrates the sheer joy of being alive” (Laurie Shulman, program annotator). Closing out the program is Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 7: a symphony whose inner movements are both expressive and glorious.

This concert is a part of the David M. Hicks Mozart Piano Series.


Fidelity National Financial Pops Series 

Raymond James Coffee Series  


DEC 9/10/11/12

THU: 7:30 P.M.; FRI: 11 A.M. & 7:30 P.M.;

SAT: 3 P.M. & 7:30 P.M.; SUN: 3 P.M.


Gonzalo Farias, conductor

Bryonha Marie, vocalist

Brandon Michael Nase, vocalist

Jacksonville Symphony Chorus 

Dancers from Douglas Anderson School of the Arts


Don’t miss Jacksonville’s liveliest holiday tradition, featuring the most festive and beloved songs, all topped off with Florida’s only indoor snowfall. It’s your ticket to jingle into the holiday spirit!



DEC 17/18/19

FRI: 8 P.M.; SAT: 2 P.M. & 8 P.M.; SUN: 2 P.M.


Daniel Wiley, conductor


Enter the magical world of childlike imagination and experience Tchaikovsky’s ballet, The Nutcracker. A family tradition in Northeast Florida for over 40 years, this timeless masterpiece comes to life with the only performance in Jacksonville with a full, live symphony orchestra.

In the Moran Theater 



DEC 18/19

SAT: 7:30 P.M.; SUN: 3 P.M.


Courtney Lewis, conductor Haskell Endowed Chair

Mary Wilson, soprano

Jay Carter, countertenor

Thomas Cooley, tenor

Hadleigh Adams, bass

Jacksonville Symphony Chorus 


The Jacksonville Symphony, guest soloists and the voices of the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus present music’s most powerful message of faith in THE Messiah of the season.



DEC 31

FRI: 9 P.M.


Gonzalo Farias, conductor

Tony DeSare, piano & vocalist

Tony DeSare and the Symphony bring you the best songs of Sinatra, and Gershwin’s extraordinary Rhapsody in Blue. All followed by the best New Year’s party in town featuring dancing to The Chris Thomas Band, champagne and the premier viewing location for the fireworks right outside the door!


The Jacksonville Symphony’s 2021/22 season is dedicated to Robert E. Jacoby. An avid supporter of not only the arts, but of Jacksonville, Bob Jacoby’s legacy will forever be felt throughout the First Coast. It is without a doubt that the Jacksonville Symphony is the world-class organization it is today due to his persistent and passionate support of symphonic music.

The Jacksonville Symphony is North Florida’s leading music nonprofit offering live performances at Jacoby Symphony Hall in the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts and other venues throughout the area. In addition, the Symphony provides music instruction for youth and operates the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestras. For more information about the Symphony, visit jaxsymphony.org, like them at facebook.com/JaxSymphony; follow them on @jaxsymphony, on Instagram at JaxSymphony and on YouTube at JacksonvilleSymphony.

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